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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 8, 2013 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking news ( guess what , dead related)

I'm very surprised there hasn't been an outpouring of support from the Nixon-ite wing of the forum,after all there must have been something nice to be said about her,even though actions created by her and her political allies caused strife,death and misery for millions.Oddly enough an alarming percentage of our forumites seemed pleased or at least not outraged at the job our political "representatives" are doing in our name,but I can't say I'm aware of what the European/American breakdown as far as that goes is,although I would lean in the direction that the European faction falls more in line with unsatisfied to my unbridled hatred and kill them all viewpoint.

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Poster: runonguinness Date: Apr 8, 2013 4:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking news ( guess what , dead related)

Something nice to be said about her? Yeah, good bye and good riddance.

She did more damage to the UK since anyone or anything since the Luftwaffe.

As for Scargill, if he'd had the balls to have a vote for the miner's strike he'd have won the ballot, the strike would have been solid and who knows how things would have turned out.

Anyway, as someone once said Rejoice!

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 8, 2013 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking news ( guess what , dead related)

I think you missed the sarcasm in my something nice to be said for her comment,a while ago we had a back and forth on Nixon and some people felt he was just dandy and I called for him to exhumed and shit on,well not in so many words but you get my drift.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 9, 2013 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking news ( guess what , dead related)

Yes, it's parallel to Reagan here--if you believe that tax reduction works (for economic growth/job generation), welfare states and big gubbermints are bad, and the cold war was won by RR & MT, blah, blah, blah, then yup, the old gal and movie star did it all...

I think that there are real similarities to the myths surrounding the two, and their approaches. MT's quote that all of her for. policy stemmed from avoiding the mistakes made with Adolph always spoke volumes (a patent sound bite if there ever was one for her generation of course).

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Poster: snori Date: Apr 8, 2013 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking news ( guess what , dead related)

Sadly Scargill was the best present anyone could have given Thatcher. It's a shame Mick McGahey wasn't NUM leader at the time. He would have found out how much coal was stockpiled, waited for a better time and won a ballot.

The media coverage here has only served to remind me that we haven't had a competent leader in this Country since Attlee. (That's from reading history, not first hand experience.)

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Poster: WillCo Date: Apr 9, 2013 5:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking news ( guess what , dead related)

"Sadly Scargill was the best present anyone could have given Thatcher"

Very true. I'd add Argentina's General Galtieri and the IRA as well. She was on the way out in 1982 just before the Falklands invasion; and only the hardest hearts could fail to pity those maimed and murdered in Brighton's Grand Hotel by the provo bombers.

Thatcher was a monster. The greater the cult surrounding her became, the more ashamed I was to be British.

Me too, bluedevil, Elvis Costello's "Tramp The Dirt Down" is a classic. And if anyone hasn't yet heard "Shipbuilding" I urge you to click on bd's link elsewhere in this thread. Chicken-skin music, as Ry would say.

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Apr 9, 2013 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: breaking news ( guess what , dead related)

Shipbuilding -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LNB6M7yTBo